The end of March is almost here, and after 5 full weeks we here at Getting Smart are breathing a collective sigh of relief while excitedly preparing for April. Who doesn’t love a month that celebrates autism awareness, school librarians, and Education and Sharing Day, all while encouraging you to carry a poem in your pocket? Our theme for April will be “scaled impact,” and we’ll be looking at good examples of schools and networks that have successfully spread the implementation of innovative education practices.

In light of our excitement for spring to fully arrive and our optimism for the upcoming month, this week’s top 8 education news stories are all about looking ahead.

#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools

1. Fighting Fake News

Fake news may no longer be as hot of a topic without an election looming, but it’s still important to know how to recognize it.

2. LMS Expansion

Interested in learning more about Schoology? Check out our feature on them.

Digital Developments

3. The Future of EdTech

This may be a bit of self-promotion, but it’s important to believe in yourself. We hope you’ll forgive us this one time.

It’s A #ProjectBased World

4. Project Design Checklist

We’re encouraging educators everywhere to take part in creating a Model for High-Quality PBL!

Planting a #SEAD

5. SEL Design Challenge

SEL assessments are tough to design–they’re not just another test. But we do love a good challenge.

Dollars & Deals

6. $43M to Kaizen

Deeper, Further, Faster #HigherEd

7. College Savings

This could be a big step towards greater Equity & Access.

Movers, Shakers & Groundbreakers

8. Profile Of A Graduate

This is a great exercise. We respectfully recommend traits that will prepare students for a rapidly changing and complex world.

Have a news item you’d like us to consider for next Wednesday’s edition? Tweet us @Getting_Smart using #innov8 or to email [email protected] with “Innov8” in the subject line. For more ideas on what type of stories we run, check out the full Innov8 series on our blog.


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